Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth in Brighton

April 30, 2017

There's a segment of the Brighton area population that's not committed to proper vehicle maintenance. Now, the ignition system in your vehicle is electronic and controlled by the engine management computer. Spark plugs rarely get fouled and will last for as much as 100,000 miles (160,000 kilome... More

How to Prevent Vehicle Damage from Cold Weather

April 24, 2017

Heads up: AVOID Cold-Temp Vehicle Damage! Cold temperatures cause the fluids in your vehicle to thicken, which reduces their ability to lubricate. If you've ever seen that Thanksgiving gravy turn into "glop" when you put it the refrigerator, then you get the basic idea. When it's warm, gra... More

When Are Your Tires Worn Out?

April 17, 2017

Hey Brighton area drivers, are your tires worn out? What is the standard for our Michigan streets? How can you tell on your vehicle?While there may be legal requirements for the Brighton area, there are safety concerns that go beyond meeting minimum replacement mandates.Two-thirty-seconds of an... More

Fuel System Cleaning at Spartan Tire Brighton for Better Performance

April 11, 2017

Hi Brighton residents. Let's talk fuel injectors. A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn in the e... More

Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

April 2, 2017

At Spartan Tire Brighton we've had a lot of Brighton customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in Michigan. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. And 33 percent o... More